Phillip Chase Hawkins & Maria Fuller - Brendan Collins: Great Southern Land (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Phillip Chase Hawkins & Maria Fuller - Brendan Collins: Great Southern Land (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Phillip Chase Hawkins & Maria Fuller - Brendan Collins: Great Southern Land (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 1:08:57 | 891 mb
Classical | Label: Navona

Great Southern Land marks trumpeter Phillip Chase Hawkins’ recording debut. Hawkins’ decision to present the music of internationally renowned composer Brendan Collins in both duo and trio configurations clearly illustrates the exceptional synergy that exists between composer and artist. Each piece presents a unique scene, from Australian bushrangers escaping prison to the rich sounds of Vienna and its composers.

Meike Leluschko, Pia Viola Buchert & Jenny Meyer - Hear The Angels Sing... (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Meike Leluschko, Pia Viola Buchert & Jenny Meyer - Hear The Angels Sing... (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Meike Leluschko, Pia Viola Buchert & Jenny Meyer - Hear The Angels Sing… (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 01:18:21 | 662 mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Hey!classics

The German soprano, Meike Leluschko, received clarinet, piano and organ lessons from an early age. She studied singing privately with Edeltraud Blanke and at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Professor Gerhild Romberger and Professor Heiner Eckels. She completed her singing studies in 2006 with a graduate recital. Among her most important teachers was also Caroline Stein. Master-classes and studies with, among others, Ute Trekel-Burkhardt, Ralf Popken, Ingrid Figur, Christoph Prégardien and András Schiff proved to be particularly inspiring. She won a prize at the Federal Competition Berlin in 2002 and First Prize of the NRW German Musicians Association. She won scholarship of the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation (2007), the Mozart Society and the Bertelsmann Foundation "New Voices" for a master-class (2007).

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Smetana: Triumphal Symphony & Overture and Dances from The Bartered Bride (2018) [24-48]

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Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Smetana: Triumphal Symphony & Overture and Dances from The Bartered Bride (2018) [24-48]

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Smetana: Triumphal Symphony & Overture and Dances from The Bartered Bride (2018) [24-48]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 1:03:36 | 670 mb
Classical, Orchestral & Concertos | Label: Naxos

Bedrich Smetana’s ‘Festive Symphony’ was composed in 1854 when hopes for Emperor Franz Joseph becoming King of Bohemia were high. The splendid sounds of Smetana’s only formal symphony pre-echo later masterpieces such as ‘Ma Vlast,’ but his use of the Austrian Imperial anthem became unacceptable in the subsequent spirit of Czech nationalism, resulting in the work’s neglect.

Maurizio Zaccaria - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Op. 2; Piano Sonatinas Anh. 5 (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Maurizio Zaccaria - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Op. 2; Piano Sonatinas Anh. 5 (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Maurizio Zaccaria - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Op. 2; Piano Sonatinas Anh. 5 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 1:13:30 | 1.03 Gb
Classical | Label: OnClassical

Beethoven’s Opus 2, published in Wien in March 1796, is the first work in which the composer’s strong personality is declared. Accordingly to Carli Ballola, Piano Sonatas Op. 2 are the manifesto of the style that the composer achieved in the early XVIII century and that will be characterizing of the following years: this is, according to Lenz, the so-called "Early Beethovenian period".

Mainz Cathedral Choir - Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F Minor, WAB 28 (Live) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Mainz Cathedral Choir - Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F Minor, WAB 28 (Live) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Mainz Cathedral Choir - Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F Minor, WAB 28 (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 1:01:26 | 591 mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Rondeau Productions

When the clergyman Peter Kohlgraf succeeded the extremely popular Bishop of Mainz Cardinal Karl Lehmann in 2017, he requested a performance of Anton Bruckner’s F minor Mass by Domkapellmeister Karsten Storck and his musicians. This album is a live recording of the concert on 29 April 2018, about which the critic from the Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz wrote: it was “filled with moments of a heavenly beauty of sound.

Guy Van Nueten - Contact (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Guy Van Nueten - Contact (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Guy Van Nueten - Contact (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 46:28 | 390 mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Contact is the third and final part of Flemish musician and composer Guy Van Nueten's piano trilogy 'Pacman". With Contact, Van Nueten has come up with his most mature work to date. Through recording his compositions in one take he allowed for a unity of time and space. This is a reaction against the frequent cutting and processing that takes place during recordings, whereby original emotions become diluted and the distance between music and listener increases. "I don't know what happened with me," says Van Nueten, "but with this record I've delved deep. I raised the bar higher than ever. This is the crowning glory."

Silvio Rodríguez - Memorias (1987) Alerce/ALCL 537 - CL 1st Edition - Tape/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Silvio Rodríguez - Memorias  (1987) Alerce/ALCL 537 - CL 1st Edition - Tape/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Silvio Rodríguez - Memorias
Cassette | Tape Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz |1200mb
Label: Alerce/ALCL 537 | Released: 1987 | This Issue: 198? | Genre: Latin-Folk

It was never done on LP or CD!

Difficult is to offer a chronological selection of the main songs of Silvio Rodríguez.
His first LP dates from 1975, but most of his songs have been broadcast through Cuban cinema, for which Rodríguez has written innumerable works.

Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica, Four Last Songs & Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra (2017) [24/88.2]

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Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica, Four Last Songs & Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra (2017) [24/88.2]

Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica, Four Last Songs & Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:17:08 | 1.23 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This is the eagerly awaited final volume in our historic series of Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies, started about twenty-five years ago by the late Richard Hickox, and recently continued by that other expert in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis. The album features an exceptional cast and a rare combination of repertoire.

Iryna Starodub, Kiev Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Valentin Silvestrov: Moments of Memory II (2017) [24/96]

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Iryna Starodub, Kiev Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Valentin Silvestrov: Moments of Memory II (2017) [24/96]

Iryna Starodub, Kiev Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Valentin Silvestrov: Moments of Memory II (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 1:07:51 | 1.23 Gb
Classical, Orchestral | Label: Naxos

Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov has said that I do not write new music. My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists. This is particularly pertinent to works such as the Two Dialogues with Postscript that engage hauntingly with Schubert and Wagner, and the evocative Moments of Memory II which alludes to Chopin and yearns for an unreachable past. Music is still song, even if one cannot literally sing it, says Silvestrov.

L'Escadron Volant de la Reine - Il Furibondo ou les tribulations d'un italien à Londres (Live at Paris) (2017) [24/96]

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L'Escadron Volant de la Reine - Il Furibondo ou les tribulations d'un italien à Londres (Live at Paris) (2017) [24/96]

L'Escadron Volant de la Reine - Il Furibondo ou les tribulations d'un italien à Londres (Live at Paris) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 1:07:11 | 1.35 Gb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: B Records / LBM 007

Who was Francesco Geminiani? He is an artist unknown to many but if we look at the story of his life we discover a virtuoso violinist and a dedicated teacher. Although it is impossible for us to know truly how he performed, his works tell us quite a lot about his vision of music. His treatise, “The Art of Playing the Violin,” was and still is a work of some significance and a source of inspiration to musicians who play a bowed string instrument and take an especial interest in the Baroque repertoire.

Dejan Lazić & Pieter Wispelwey - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) [Official Digital Download]

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Dejan Lazić & Pieter Wispelwey - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) [Official Digital Download]

Dejan Lazić & Pieter Wispelwey - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: front, back cover | 02:14:18 | 1.09 Gb
Classical | Label: Channel Classics / CCS SA 22605 / SACD

“highly distinctive performances, played with enormous flair and perfect technical control, and splendidly recorded” Gramophone Magazine

Gift – Blue Apple (1974/2016) LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Gift – Blue Apple (1974/2016) LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gift – Blue Apple (1974/2016)
Vinyl | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Cover | 40:44 | 943 MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Rock | Label: Long Hair LHC173

On Blue Apple, organ is added to the instrumentation, yet the ride does not slow down. A blistering pace is set until "Psalm," a dreamy floating piece so the band can take a breath before fueling the blast furnace for the final assault. Great rock and roll.
The album was recorded in Hamburg at Teldec Studios with Hartmann and Thomas Kukuck engineering. Both Gift albums are fine examples of German heavy progressive rock. Originals of their first album sell for more than 100 Euros.

Maxim Rysanov & Riga Sinfonietta - In Schubert's Company (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Maxim Rysanov & Riga Sinfonietta - In Schubert's Company (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Maxim Rysanov & Riga Sinfonietta - In Schubert's Company (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:55:40 | 1.14 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

'I am not superstitious… Nevertheless, when I started collecting repertoire for this album, which is dedicated to Schubert's 220th anniversary, some works on the disc accidentally appeared to be connected. Schubert's 5th symphony was recorded in Riga just about 200 years after it was composed. Franz was 20 years old when he wrote it. Leonid Desyatnikov's 'Wie der alte Leiermann', for violin and orchestra, which I decided to arrange for the viola especially for this project, was composed 20 years ago for Schubert's 200th anniversary. Spooky…

Ulrich Roman Murtfeld - American Recital, Vol. II (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Ulrich Roman Murtfeld - American Recital, Vol. II (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ulrich Roman Murtfeld - American Recital, Vol. II (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:01:12 | 1.03 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

Following his first album of North American piano music of 2014 (AUDITE92702), Ulrich Roman Murtfeld now presents a second CD showcasing the boundless wealth of this repertoire. The pieces presented here span 150 years, ranging from sonatas by the British-born American composer Alexander Reinagle, written in 1790, to works by Roger Sessions (written around 1940), one of the most significant representatives of academic American modernism.

Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Jonathan Nott, Bamberger Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:44:14 | 1.7 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Jonathan Nott's exceptional recordings of Gustav Mahler's symphonies are among the most impressive in the hybrid SACD format, and the 2011 release of the Symphony No. 3 in D minor follows suit. This is the longest of Mahler's symphonies, and for many years, recordings of it had been somewhat rare in the marketplace and hit or miss in execution, sometimes succeeding in conveying Mahler's mystical vision, though often succumbing to the difficulties of making such a sprawling work cohere.